Crime

University of Texas Shooting 1966

America The Violent – 1969 – The Ghastly Things We Do – A Society Of Folded Hands – Past Daily Reference Room

Another School Shooting – another invasion of what once was Safe Haven – another stain on our society. Another period of mourning, of grief, of anger, of hand-wringing. Another period of vows and proclamations. Another period of fingers pointing. Another period of cries and heartbreak. Another period of eerie silence....

Washington monument Incident - 1982

December 9, 1982 – A Monument Held Hostage – A Massacre In Lebanon – The Passing Of A Country Legend.

December 9, 1982 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Hate to be a pain, but . . .Become a Patron! December 9, 1982 – Drama at the Washington Monument to start this day’s news. In what was initially a standoff between a protestor and Park...

U.S. troops - Runup to Desert Storm - November 1990

November 30, 1990 – The Security Council Votes On War – Concerns Over A Nuclear Threat – Tough Going Anticipated For The Keating Five.

November 30, 1990 – CBS World News Roundup – KNX-AM, Los Angeles – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 30, 1990 – Another step closer to war with Iraq just got the go ahead at the UN Security Council. Invoking Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, offered Iraq one...

Sid Vicious

October 23, 1978 – Peace Watch In The Middle East – Suicide Watch For Sid Vicious.

October 23, 1978 – Depending on your age, you were either very interested in the ongoing and almost-there Middle-East Peace negotiations, or the news that Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious had attempted suicide and was rushed to a hospital in New York. The Middle-East news was potentially huge. Egypt was...

Dewey Campaign - 1948

September 14, 1948 – Anticipating A Dewey Landslide – San Francisco Strikes – Deadly Train Crash In Korea.

September 14, 1948 – NBC Radio News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 14, 1948 – The 1948 Presidential Campaign was in full swing. Polls were showing a decided Dewey-Warren upset, with Gubernatorial primaries showing overwhelming GOP support, and a dramatic uptick in Republicans turning out. Most thought it...

Oklahoma City Bombing Trial - Timothy McVeigh

September 2, 1995 – A Bid To Make The Oklahoma City Bombing Trial Credible – A Lull In The O.J Simpson Trial – NATO Gives Bosnians A Breather

September 2, 1995 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 2, 1995 – News from Oklahoma City to start this particular September day. Word that the government wanted to move the trial of bombing suspects Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols to another city and preferably...